Art Show opening planned at Kirkland Town Library


CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., will host an art show opening from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 9.

All are welcome to an opening reception for Sharon Burke and Vige Barrie’s exhibit, “Flowers, Forests and Small Works.” The show will be on view from May 1-31. Also at the library:

Monday Movies

May 13 and 20 and June 3 at 2 p.m.

Watch a recent release on the big screen. Popcorn will be served. For movie titles, check the library’s website.

Monday Book Group

May 13 at 1 p.m.

All are welcome to join a conversation on “Eventide,” by Kent Haruf.

Library Open House

Wednesday, May 15 from 4:30-8 p.m.

Stop by the library and see all it has to offer. Take a tour, learn how to download e-books, get an overview of children’s programming, help with a community art project, get answers to questions about the upcoming budget vote, and more.

Third Thursday Cookbook Club

May 16 at 7 p.m.

Choose a recipe from the selected cookbook and bring it to a potluck dinner. This month, patrons are making recipes from “The Africa Cookbook,” by Jessica B. Harris. Stop by the library to look at the cookbook, choose a recipe, and sign up.

Collaborative Art for Preschoolers

Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m.

Preschoolers and their caregivers can help the library make a big piece of art.

Participants will use fruits and vegetables to make a painting that will be displayed at the KTL show in June. Participants should prepare to get messy.

Happy Tails Reading Program

Monday, May 20, 4-5:30 p.m.

Kids in kindergarten through grade 5 who can read independently can take a turn reading to Captain, a trained therapy dog. Contact the library to sign up.

Collaborative Art for Kids

Wednesday, May 22 at 4 p.m.

Children and families will create a mural for the June art show at this unique workshop.

Grab a brush, make your mark, and then switch places with your neighbor over and over again until a truly collaborative work of art is created.

Getting Started With E-Books

Thursday, May 23 at 1 p.m. at Stone Church on the Village Green. Kirkland Town Library staff will present a class to teach how to download e-books and audio books for free with a library card. Plus, learn about everything else the library has happening. Contact the library to sign up.  

Baby Sensory Play

Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m.

Babies 5-24 months and their caregivers will explore, learn and play together with sensory toys. Activities encourage language development, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. Older siblings are welcome.

Weekly Story Times

• Wigglers for ages 0-2 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

• Walkers for ages 2-3 on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

• Talkers for ages 3-5 on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 


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